Kansas City Better News Cloud

For late night & early morning interlopers we take a quick step away from our typical news poison and consider better angels and uplifting news from around the metro.

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Looking for a job in Kansas City? The United States Postal Service is hiring

Tuesday, the national mail carrier hosted more than two dozen job fairs across both state lines.

New marijuana diversion program in Wyandotte County hopes to bring compassion to offenders

Legalizing marijuana use or decriminalizing the drug's use in Kansas can only be done by Kansas lawmakers.

Olathe middle school teacher 'Mr. Buss' named Kansas Teacher of the Year

Taylor Bussinger is now in the running for the National Teacher of the Year after winning the award on Saturday.

Chiefs fans raise $1M for Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City

Kansas City Chiefs fans helped raise a whopping $1 million for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.

'Smoke Your Tires, Not Your Homies' hopes to drive kids away from violence in KCMO

A group of people in the Kansas City car community are hoping to turn a church parking lot into a place for Kansas City kids to escape violence and find adult mentors.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Inside the El Pulgarcito restaurant on Merriam Drive

Stacey Ruano, owner of the El Pulgarcito restaurant on Merriam Drive, has been reflecting on her journey in the restaurant business.

QuinceaƱera market in Kansas City continues to thrive despite inflation

A quinceaƱera is a Hispanic tradition that celebrates the transition from childhood to young adulthood among girls when they turn 15.

988 mental health lifeline now offers American Sign Language

The number 988 saves lives through suicide and crisis prevention. Now, it can also help people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Putting Your Faith in the Arts

Religion makes precious little sense without art, even though some misguided souls have tried to banish art as idolatrous.

KC food pantries, shelters anticipate high demand as government shutdown threatens federal assistance programs

Time is running out for Congress to come to an agreement and pass spending bills. Lawmakers are just five days away from a government shutdown that could impact millions of Americans.

Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!